Category: Highland single malt whisky
Product of: United Kingdom
This non chill-filtered, malt celebrates the founding of the Glen Garioch Distillery in 1797 by brothers John and Alexander Manson. It is aged between eight and ten years in American oak and bottled at high strength.
Sampled on 05/06/2014
Clear, yellow golden amber.
Chocolate - both white and milk, vanilla oak, crème brulée, brandy butter/buttered toast and egg custard tart with nutmeg, spearmint and faint cardamom. More spicy with water.
Initially creamy vanilla custard before charcoal, tar, toffee and spicy dry oak emerge and dominate. Again water amplifies spice.
Smoke wafts across the slightly sweet fruit wood finish.
Closure: Natural cork stopper